The town of Barossa in South Australia offers the perfect vacation mix, whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a fun family getaway.
Surrounded by vineyards, Nuriootpa is home to some of the region’s best-known cellar doors including Penfolds, Elderton and Wolf Blass Visitor Centre. Dine in at one of the many eateries or enjoy a delicious picnic filled with local produce. Home to rolling-hills and breathtaking scenery, there are also an array of locations to relax and soak up the fresh country air, as well as community reserves and parks such as Coulthard and Tolley Reserves. Why not take a leisurely stroll along the Linear Path. If you have a green thumb, be sure to visit Barossa Bushgardens to see how you can use native Australian plants to create a stunning garden at home.
There is always a real buzz in the Angaston main street – cafés, cheese makers, wine bars, cellar doors, quaint antique stores and shops filled with local goods are just a few of the things that keep visitors coming back for more. Blond Coffee is a local hot-spot and visitors that must not be missed on your travels. Known as the “English” or eastern end of the Barossa, Angaston. It has a terrific selection of accommodation options including bed and breakfasts (hosted / un-hosted). The South Australian Company Store provides visitors with a genuine regional experience, stocking a large range of Food Barossa products and sensational dining experiences. Held every Saturday morning, the Barossa Farmers Market – located on the edge of town – is held every Saturday morning and is renowned for showcasing the real food produced in the homes and farms of the Barossa locals.
Want to experience what the region is famous? The Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail takes you on a journey through the Barossa based on all things food. In addition to driving the trail, there is a VIP voucher book for you to enjoy at your own leisure. Start your adventure by purchasing your Barossa Valley Butcher, Baker Winemaker Trail VIP voucher book for AUD$79.00 from the Barossa Visitor Information Centre. Pick up your souvenir gourmet hamper (containing a stainless steel cheese knife, cheese board, two wine glasses, napkins and condiments dish). Then take some time to plan your culinary itinerary through the Barossa. While you are in the area, you can also explore the Barossa by bike on the new Jack Bobridge Bike Trail that winds through the Jacob’s Creek vineyards. Pick up a bike from Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre along with a back pack full of local gourmet treats and Jacob’s Creek wine. Enjoy!
DIARY OF EVENTS
2-5 Jun 2015
The one and only Barry Humphries has joined the Adelaide Cabaret Festival team and is sure to make his mark as artistic director.
5-8 Jun 2015
Savour the flavours of the Fleurieu. Wine, food, music, tastings, long lunches and more are in store at this much-loved event.
Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers is back! Vineyards open their cellar doors and bring out some of their treasures, giving visitors a rare chance to taste and buy aged wine. Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers is a wonderful way to spend some time away from the city and escape to the relaxing surroundings of the Limestone Coast.
The Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a three day celebration of the region’s food and wine culture including long lunches, gourmet dinners, wine master classes, winery days, workshops. This year Gourmet Weekend celebrates its 30th anniversary and guests will be astounded by the offerings of the Barossa wineries and foodies, all wrapped in friendly Barossa hospitality.
The Royal Adelaide Show is the longest running and largest community event on South Australia’s calendar. It is an action-packed event for the whole family and includes carnival rides and attractions, as well as handicraft, produce, livestock, animal shows, and much more! The show’s celebrations go off with a bang thanks to a nightly fireworks display.